adjective \jü-ˈdi-shəl\

: of or relating to courts of law or judges

: ordered or done by a court

: responsible for dealing with all legal cases involving the government

Full Definition of JUDICIAL

a :  of or relating to a judgment, the function of judging, the administration of justice, or the judiciary <judicial processes>
b :  belonging to the branch of government that is charged with trying all cases that involve the government and with the administration of justice within its jurisdiction — compare executive, legislative
:  ordered or enforced by a court <a judicial sale>
:  of, characterized by, or expressing judgment :  critical 1b
:  arising from a judgment of God
:  belonging or appropriate to a judge or the judiciary
ju·di·cial·ly \-ˈdi-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of JUDICIAL

  1. the judicial branch of government

Origin of JUDICIAL

Middle English, from Latin judicialis, from judicium judgment, from judex
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Legal Terms

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